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Published April 27, 2011, 12:00 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: South Pummeled by Tornadoes


Bystanders look on at storm damage along 15th Street in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A strong tornado moved through the city Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)

  • Bystanders look on at storm damage along 15th Street in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A strong tornado moved through the city Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
  • Houses and vehicles are destroyed after a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Michelle Lepianka Carter)
  • An semi-truck lies on its side on 15th Street after a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Michelle Lepianka Carter)
  • A tornado moves through Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
  • Residents survey the destruction after a tornado hit Pratt City, Ala. just north of downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • The Forest Lake neighborhood is completely destroyed in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
  • Homes and businesses are completely destroyed along 15th St. in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)